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From Coding To Cancer: How AI Is Changing Medicine

From Coding To Cancer: How AI Is Changing Medicine (0)

Regina Barzilay teaches computers how to learn. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her work focused on natural language processing – training computers to understand human speech – until a breast cancer diagnosis three years ago.
Why Doctors Choose Medicine

Why Doctors Choose Medicine (0)

She was just 15 when it happened. She started having trouble breathing when she ran cross-country, and she felt intense itching on her body, especially her lower limbs. She would stay up all night because of it, but she wasn't really worried, just annoyed.
New Opioids Could Relieve Pain Without Dangerous Side Effects

New Opioids Could Relieve Pain Without Dangerous Side Effects (0)

Once hailed as saviors of pain patients everywhere, opioids — including oxycodone and fentanyl — have caused an addiction epidemic in the United States and earned the scorn of doctors, patients and lawmakers. Some scientists think it's time to give opioids a second chance, by developing a new generation of drugs with all the painkilling power of conventional opioids but without some of the dangerous side effects.
Software Is On The Verge Of Transforming Medicine

Software Is On The Verge Of Transforming Medicine (0)

In the mind of former Stanford professor Vijay Pande, software is on the verge of transforming medicine, making it not just better and safer but also less expensive. Pande recently left Stanford to run a new $200-million investment fund devoted to the intersection of computers and biology for Andreessen Horowitz, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
Writing Has Created a Shelter From All The Trauma of Everyday Doctoring

Writing Has Created a Shelter From All The Trauma of Everyday Doctoring (0)

What's the biggest barrier to practicing medicine today? "The government," said Jordan Grumet, MD, an internist who owns a private practice in Northbrook, Ill., in response to one of 10 questions MedPage Today has been asking healthcare leaders.